Conference Agenda

Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 22/Mar/2022
6:00pm - 8:00pmEC meeting: Executive Committee Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 23/Mar/2022
7:30am - 9:00amEditorial Board: AJHB Editorial Board Meeting and Breakfast
Location: Plaza Court 2
8:00am - 11:00amPoster: Poster Session
Location: Plaza Foyer
Session Chair: Gillian Ice
Session Chair: Sharon Williams
For your poster number, please see the published program here:
8:00am - 11:00amVirtual Posters
Location: Shindig:
Session Chair: Gillian Ice
This session lists the posters that are online only. All posters will be available online for online attendees. For your poster number, please see the published program here:
8:00am - 5:00pmRegistration: Registration
11:30am - 12:30pmBreakout Session: Managing Expectations of a Dissertation or Thesis.
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Elizabeth P.D. Koselka
11:30am - 12:45pmLunch: Lunch Break
1:00pm - 3:00pmPlenary, Part 1: The Now and Future of Human Biology at the Extremes
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Alexandra Niclou
Session Chair: Mallika Sarma
Much biological anthropology work has been done on humans at the extremes. Leaders in our field have contributed groundbreaking work to our understanding of human variation in different environments such as high altitude, cold climates, or the effects of disease and malnutrition on populations across the world. The disastrous impacts of climate change and the rise of global health crises threaten the sudden exposure of entire populations to extreme environments. Simultaneously, nations and private agencies are expanding their forays into space exploration. These rapidly accumulating physical and social challenges call for an in-depth understanding of the effects of extreme conditions on the human body and how the body responds to such environments. Human biologists are increasingly taking multi-field and intersectional approaches incorporating new methodologies, frameworks, and a diversity of perspectives into exploring biological responses to acclimatization and adaptation in a rapidly changing world. Building on the well- established tenants of the field, biological anthropologists possess the tools and knowledge to shed light on the future of human surviving and thriving, as we fight global pandemics, venture beyond our planet, and rise to the challenges of global warming. This plenary session, the speakers will each examine a different aspect of our understanding of human survival at the extremes and highlight new methodologies and insights from medical and evolutionary anthropology. The proposed plenary topics include health, water scarcity, obesity, cold adaptation, high altitude, space exploration, psychosocial stress, and resilience. Speakers represent different career stages, anthropological perspectives, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In a time of devastating climate disasters, global health crises, and ongoing exploration, the Pearl Lecture will examine the critical contributions of biological anthropology to the understanding of human adaptation to the extremes and the future of the field in the face of this rapidly shifting global landscape.
3:00pm - 3:15pmBreak: Coffee Break
3:15pm - 4:45pmPlenary, Part 2: The Now and Future of Human Biology at the Extremes
Location: Governors Square 14
5:00pm - 6:00pmPearl: Pearl Memorial Lecture
Location: Governors Square 14
6:30pm - 9:30pmReception: HBA Reception, Cash Bar and Awards Ceremony
Location: Plaza F
Date: Thursday, 24/Mar/2022
7:30am - 8:30amRegistration 2: Registration
8:30am - 10:00amPodium A: New Directions in Human Biology
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Asher Rosinger
10:00am - 10:15amCoffee Break
10:15am - 11:45amPodium B: Structural inequalities
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Morgan Hoke
12:00pmLunch Break
1:30pm - 3:00pmPodium C: Immunology, Infection and Human Variation
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Dan Eisenberg
3:00pm - 3:15pmCoffee Break
3:15pm - 4:45pmPodium D: Nutrition, Growth and Human Development
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Sharon Williams
5:00pm - 6:30pmBusiness Meeting: HBA Annual Business Meeting
Location: Governors Square 14
7:00pm - 9:00pmStudent Reception: Student Reception
Location: Governors Square 11
Date: Friday, 25/Mar/2022
8:30am - 10:00amHuman Biology in Place: Human Biology in Place: Argentina and Uruguay
Location: Governors Square 14
Session Chair: Claudia Valeggia
10:30am - 11:30amHuman Biology in Place Poster: Human Biology in Place Poster Flash Talks
Location: Governors Square 14

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